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7 easy ways to promote your digital collection on social media - OverDrive Blogs. Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians. By Rebekah Kati, former Head Editor, INALJ North Carolina Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians As a techie librarian, I am frequently overwhelmed by the number of tech blogs and resources that show up in my feed reader and on the internet.

Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians

4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity. Students are expected to demonstrate integrity in the classroom, but how often are they given the chance to practice modeling it?

4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia. Fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford remembers with emotion the day she unwittingly put an iPad in the hands of one of her 10-year-old dyslexic students, a day she called “a complete game changer.”

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia

While the rest of the class was working in a writers workshop, she handed the student an iPad and told him to try and experiment with its speech-to-text feature. With minimal expectations, Redford figured that the newness and the boy’s curiosity would at least keep him busy during writing time, which he usually found frustrating. While Redford described the boy as “very bright,” he “couldn’t even compose a sentence to save his life” because of his dyslexia. Any classroom assignment having to do with writing made him moody. So, as Redford guided the rest of the class through the workshop, the student stepped outside the classroom and spoke his ideas for his writing assignment into the iPad.

30 Educational Web Tools for Teacher Librarians. The Failure of the iPad Classroom · Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax. Exploring Transliteracy: The New Literacies and Libraries. After being away from Transliteracy for almost a year I recently gave two presentations on the topic.

Exploring Transliteracy: The New Literacies and Libraries

I had noticed a trend among librarians to equate transliteracy with digital literacy so part of my goal was to add some clarification. References are included in the slideshow but I’ve also provided them in this post for those who are interested. Andretta, S. (2009). Transliteracy: Take a walk on the wild side. TPACK.ORG. 92 Percent of Students Prefer Paper Books Over E-Books: Survey.

E-books may be convenient and cheap, but they aren't displacing paper just yet, at least in the hearts and minds of college kids.

92 Percent of Students Prefer Paper Books Over E-Books: Survey

That's what Naomi Baron, linguistics professor at American University, found out as part of the research she conducted for her new book, "Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World. " She and her fellow researchers surveyed over 300 university students from Japan, Germany, Slovakia and the U.S., and found that 92 percent preferred to do serious reading in paper books — rejecting e-readers, laptops, phones and tablets. "There really is a physical, tactile, kinesthetic component to reading," Baron said in an interview with New Republic. "In the Slovakian data, when I asked what do you like most about reading in hard copy, one out of ten talked about the smell of books.

" Related: Google Envisions 'Unprintable' Interactive Digital Books. Six Back-to-School Goals for Teacher Librarians. Librarians can jump-start the school year by setting some essential goals.

Six Back-to-School Goals for Teacher Librarians

Here, teacher librarian Phil Goerner tackles his top six objectives and lays out a plan for achieving these goals, which range from creating new maker space projects to engaging teachers in professional development. Collaborate with teachers I think this is one of the most important parts of our jobs. I know it always takes a while to build momentum in the fall and get into classrooms. One of the best ways for me to get started is to stay organized. I’m working on “sneaking” into as many classrooms as I can to line up team teaching jobs, demonstrate a tech tool, or just to promote the library resources.

MythsTeensAndSocialMedia. Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners. Preparing students to be “college and career ready” is a catch phrase in many schools, but those same institutions often block large swaths of the internet in an attempt to protect students from acting inappropriately online.

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

While well-intentioned, blocking useful digital tools prevents educators from guiding students through appropriate online behavior while still in the relative safety of school. College and job recruiters are seeking students who are creative problem solvers, collaborative workers and independent thinkers, but in many cases, rules prevent students from practicing those skills online. Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens.

Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories.

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the late 2000s, and it’s probably safe to say that trend continues today. But as we jam more and more words into our heads, how we read those words has changed in a fundamental way: we’ve moved from paper to screens. It’s left many wondering what we’ve lost (or gained) in the shift, and a handful of scientists are trying to figure out the answer. Learning How to Take VHS Tapes and Archive Their Content.